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IIoT: 'It's not a technical play; it's a cost play'

We asked Steve Jennis, CEO of connectivity company PrismTech USA, what's really new with the Internet of Things (IoT). This is what he had to say.

By Paul Studebaker
Jul 28, 2015

The process control community has long understood and tapped the value of connecting machines, putting information on servers and accessing it using various applications. So when I got Steve Jennis, CEO of connectivity company PrismTech USA, on the phone, I told him, "We're understandably baffled and bored by all the Internet of Things (IoT) hype. We've been doing it for years whenever it makes economic sense—what's really new here?"

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